Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Customer Inspiration - Karen and John's home

Welcome to this week's customer inspiration and Karen and John's lovely home! Karen, John and their three adorable children recently moved to Michigan but before leaving DuPage County purchased a number of pieces from Jubilee Furniture to take with them. So, let's take a look at what they've done with what they bought!


entertainment centers are quickly becoming the newest "white elephant" and yet are often very nice pieces of furniture which provide a lot of storage - if you can see past using them only for storing your television - and that's exactly what Karen and John have done. By adding crates and boards the piece has been adapted to meet their needs (and keeps things looking tidy behind the closed doors). Karen writes: "We bought this media cabinet particularly for an interest piece in our living room and to house our stereo amp and some photo albums (we've not yet hung anything on the walls, hence the pile of stuff on top)."


both the futon and the floor lamp are from Jubilee - though Karen did purchase a new lamp shade (again, if you can see past the often battered shades on our lamps - you'll find some really nice lighting). I love the pillows Karen's added to the futon and how they warm up the neutral color of the futon fabric


both the table and four wooden chairs are from Jubilee Furniture (two fabric chairs are from IKEA) and John did refinish the table top but, "we left the legs rough, for that instant weathered look. The table and chairs were not an original set, but they look great together!" Yes, Karen - they do look great together and John did a nice job refinishing the table top - it looks fantastic!

Karen mentioned she didn't even get downstairs to snap photos of the rest of the furniture they purchased from Jubilee Furniture. What with moving to a new state and having three young children to get settled, I'm impressed she took photos and emailed me at all!

Okay everyone - if Karen can take some photos and email me - there's no excuse for the rest of you! Email me photos of how your Jubilee Furniture purchases have enhanced, changed, prettified your home and I'll share every Tuesday.

Next Tuesday, we'll take a peek into Mandy's fun/retro apartment!

Karen ends her email by writing, "You had just what we needed at just the right time." How cool is that! Thanks for sharing, Karen!

And so, dear reader, that's this week's "customer inspiration." I'll close with these excellent words from Dr. Seuss: "Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one."

Blessings!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wing backs, wing backs and more wing back chairs at Jubilee Furniture this week (as well as other fabulous furniture too!)

Greetings from windy, overcast, MUGGY DuPage County! I don't know if there's a storm system heading our way, but I've been having trouble loading my photos with blogger.com and have had to restart my computer several times, so I won't push my luck with lots of chit-chat but will get right down to showing you some of the new-to-us items we received for donation this week at Jubilee Furniture!

So, let's begin!

beautiful sage green sofa for $135


Conover slipper chair for $95


clothing butler for $5


though this dresser looks like it has nine drawers - it only has six - but don't you love the hardware? Priced $65


this queen size black metal headboard, foot board and side rails is priced $65 and the queen size pillow top mattress and box spring are $95


this three drawer dresser is $50


nightstand for $35


there are four of these wonderful chairs - though they need to be refinished - and are priced $100 for all four


this is a gorgeous oak pedestal table - and I should have measured how wide it is 36"? 40"? - and is priced $135



this is also a super nice tile top table and six chairs - but three of the tiles do have cracks in 'em - so it's only priced $135 for the whole set. Such a deal!


here's another nice dining room set - this time a table, one leaf and four chairs for $165


small rolling kitchen island for $45


here's a Sportcraft foosball table in excellent condition for $135


I love, love, love this four drawer retro nightstand? mini-dresser? and it's priced $45. Wouldn't it be a perfect candidate for a makeover? Paint each drawer front a different color and each square knob yet another color and then take a photo of the finished product and email me at sgalbraith@outreachcommin.org and I'll showcase it in my weekly Tuesday installment of "customer inspiration" (did you see Megan's place this last Tuesday? Gorgeous!)


white wicker chair for $40


IKEA sofa with a black and white striped slipcover for $95



we received four wing back chairs for donation this week and here's the first of the four and one of my favorite (though I really like 'em all!). Chase's Upholstering upholstered this chair (see how they finished off their work with buttons in an area you don't normally see and it doesn't really matter? That's quality!). There is a small tear on the top in the back of the chair and that's the photo on the bottom right. This wing back is priced $125


this oak bookcase with three adjustable shelves has glass doors and is priced $65


these Early American style pieces are in fairly good condition and the love seat is priced $50 and the sofa $65 (small rip by the price tag on sofa)


there is something about this smaller buffet that I really like - and it's priced $95


look at this sweet drop leaf table! Priced $40


this is a gorgeous sofa by LJ Design and the fabric has an almost wood grain look to it (can you see it in the photo on the right?). There are a couple of small stains and one rip along a seam that should be an easy fix (says the woman who cannot sew) and is priced $95



the top photo of the North Hickory Furniture Co. wing back chair in orange and blue is new this week and there are two of them and both chairs are in excellent condition and - I think - gorgeous and they're priced $145 each. The wing back which is blue and brown is one we've had for a couple of week - but so similar to the other two that I thought I would show it to you again - plus I've reduced the price of the blue and brown one to $95!


leather sofa for $85 (ottomans aren't new but fyi they're priced $50 and $35 - one has a rip)


we received some outdoor furniture this week and I've priced the chaise w/pad $40 and the four swivel chairs (that sort of rock too) for $85 (no table, unfortunately - but there is an umbrella and stand for $30)


nice leather recliner (does not rock) for $85


pine square coffee table for $55


love seat in excellent condition for $125 and the matching wind back (and the fourth one we received for donation this week) is $85. There's also a sofa that matches, but it needs a leg put on and I didn't get a chance to examine it - but if it's as nice as these two pieces I'll probably priced it $165



this is a gorgeous roll top desk and is priced $135 (don't you love the eagle on the drawer pull?!)


beautiful two piece lighted china cabinet for $165

Well, in the two hours I've been working on this post the sky has lightened up and it might turn into an okay day! Regardless of the weather - it will be a fabulous day at Jubilee Furniture when we open today (Friday) at 1 until we close at 8 and again tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4!

Blessings, grace, peace and love to you, dear reader!